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Reading’s Three Conservation Areas Walkabout; The Mount, Redland Rd & Alexandra Rd.

Guided Walk around 3 Reading Conservation Areas - The Mount, Redland Rd & Alexandra Rd.


Guided Walk through 3 Conservation Areas. History is inextricably tied up with Huntley & Palmers (H&P) Biscuits heyday & Reading’s rapid growth in Industry & Innovation in the Victorian period. From farms to the smart ‘des-res’ of the time & so much more!

NB this can be booked by Facebook or by email or phone.

Meet on Christchurch Rd, at the bus stop opposite the Queens Head, 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ

4th Joint Reading Civic Society & Terry’s Reading Walkabouts collaboration.

The housing along the roads did not exist until the rapid growth from the 1840s of H&P and other major industries. By 1910 they were biggest biscuit factory in the World. The mansions where big names lived, high on the hill clear of the smells and pollution of Reading's industries. The layout was based on London’s fashionable Queens Park development. It still contains Listed buildings, important institutions, stories and so much more!

This is an easy downhill walk which finishes at MERL for a cuppa, light refreshments & toilets.

NB End point is 1 mile from town centre. No toilets are on route. You can get a bus nearby to get back into Reading Town centre if you need it.

Accompanied children are welcome

Cost is £5 donation to my two 2022 local charities – 1st - Parents And Children Together - PACT - has been building and strengthening families since 1911.
Reading based, PACT is an adoption charity and family support provider which helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption services and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across the south of England.
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2nd - Royal Berks Charity are here to Support the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust vision to continue to drive improvement in patient experience and be an outstanding provider of health services for the local community. See -

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